Achieving a toned, sculpted and beautiful stomach…
is probably one of the most challenging fitness tasks. People that have tried crunches and all other kinds of abdominal exercises will often fail because they are not addressing the big problem – fat accumulated on top of the abdominal muscles.
Losing belly fat is directly connected to your diet and to a number of lifestyle factors. The following tips are especially suitable for everyone that wants to get a beautiful, sculpted stomach in a relatively short period of time.
- Eat an apple a day (organic if possible)
Fruits and vegetables are wonderful sources of fiber. You should get in the habit of eating raw fruits and veggies on a daily basis.
Apples are great for people willing to get flatter stomach. Apart from being a wonderful source of dietary fiber, apples contain pectin. It improves digestion and helps for lowering the level of bad cholesterol in the blood. Apples are also a natural appetite suppressor.
- Amplify your cardio workouts
Cardio exercises are the heart and soul of burning the stubborn abdominal fat. Start slow and increase the intensity as you build your endurance. You can run, bike or join a tae bo class (run for 10 minutes, go for a 1 minute sprint, 10 burpees, and 20 pushups).
Aerobic exercises come in all shapes and forms. Opt for at least three cardio sessions per week. You’ll soon see your body changing and you’ll also notice your energy level going up. Not to mention the fact that cardio workouts are amazing mood enhancers!
- Boost metabolism by increasing your protein
Having some quality protein for breakfast is a great option for boosting your metabolism. Start your day with protein by eating 4 hard-boiled egg whites to get the day started in the best possible way.
The body needs to put more “effort” in metabolizing proteins. As a result, more calories will be burned during the process. Proteins will make you fell full and they’ll give you energy for a longer period of time than other nutrients.